Where Are My Tax Dollars Going?

Just A Few Cents Per Dollar


Did you know for every tax dollar Jackson County collects, just a few cents goes toward funding County government and the services it provides? Typically, just 7 cents - give or take a penny - for every dollar the Collection Department collects is put toward the County's General Fund.

Jurisdiction Breakdown


Go to the Jackson County online property search program to view your paid tax receipt for a breakdown of where the taxes Jackson County collected from you were dispersed.

Various Taxing Jurisdictions


Jackson County collects taxes for several different taxing entities, other than the County.

How your taxes are dispersed depends on a few factors, such as the community and school district in which you live. The highest percentage - generally more than 55% - of the property tax a person pays is for their local school district.

The other entities for which the County collects taxes include but are not limited to libraries, Metropolitan Community Junior College, fire and water districts and various funds, such as the Mental Health Fund, the Missouri Blind Pension and the Handicapped Workshop.
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